Betting suggestion: Atletico Madrid & under 3,5 @1,95 / Club Brugge team totals under 0,5 @1,83 Pinnacle
Oblak; Fernandez, Godin, Gimenez, Juanfran. This defensive line with goalkeeper Oblak finally played some matches with a clean sheet and I think that they found their strength back and that they will continue in their old way. With the goalless draw against Real Madrid, they kept the 4th position in La Liga with only two points less than Real Madrid and Barcelona and I believe that they are gaining confidence and continuously growing in recent matches. Today’s opponent Brugge can be an offensive-minded team (having +20 goal difference in Belgium league), but Belgium league cannot be compared with Champions League and especially not with the team as Atletico is. On the first match, they played very cautious against Borussia Dortmund, looking for the point but lost 0-1 at the end. I am absolutely sure that they know that if they open themselves up, try to attack Atletico, they will concede from the counter-attack and the match will be done. Therefore I expect them to start defensively, trying to give the ball to Atletico and as Atletico is one of those teams not too much comfortable with too high % of the ball possession, they will try to defend tight and hope to get at least a point from Wanda Metropolitano. I expect Atletico to decrease Brugge’s chances almost to zero. As there is a small difference between Atletico win to nil and Brugge under 0,5, I’ve decided to take the last one.